Southern Germany offers magical landscapes with lush rolling hills, medieval towns and picturesque castles. Travel back in time with a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and tour beautiful castles such as Neuschwanstein. Impressive mountains and magnificent lakes make this an unforgettable romantic travel experience.
Group tours depart on May 26, June 30, July 21, August 11, September 1 , September 29 and December 8, 2013 and are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants. In general, the maximum group size is 24.
Consider adding additional days to your trip with the services of a private guide and/or driver to see more of the country - your time on either side of your group tour can be customized to suit your needs (and private guided tours can be added throughout your small group experience as desired). Southern Germany offers magical landscapes with lush rolling hills, medieval towns and picturesque castles. Travel back in time with a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and tour beautiful castles such as Neuschwanstein. Impressive mountains and magnificent lakes make this an unforgettable romantic travel experience.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and German speaking driver.
Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City is ideally located in the city centre and offers 288 comfortable, contemporary and well-equipped rooms spread over 7 floors. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, heating, TV, radio, phone, High speed Internet access, hairdryer, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, room service and laptop-sized safe. The hotel restaurant serves a buffet and à-la-carte options for their guests. The fitness centre on the top floor provides you with 130 square metres in which to relax after a long day. From this floor you have access to the panoramic terrace with its view over Frankfurt's skyline.
Enjoy a half day 4hour walking tour with a private English speaking guide. From 1st Century Roman settlements to those made under the Germanic tribes, Frankfurt was to become of pivotal importance to the German-dominated Holy Roman Empire, and is where the German Kings and Emperors were coronated over a millennia ago. Despite the ravages of the Napoleonic War, Nazism and obliteration by bombing raids in WWII, Frankfurt's remarkable cultural legacy prevails, making it one of the world's most important cities. Having served as the seat of the first democratically elected German parliament, it is also the city of Goethe and home to the Frankfurt School, and is nothing less than the financial centre of the European continent. The tour includes a specialized guide and entrance fees.
At 7 pm you will meet your guide and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City is ideally located in the city centre and offers 288 comfortable, contemporary and well-equipped rooms spread over 7 floors. The hotel restaurant serves a buffet and à-la-carte options for their guests. The fitness centre on the top floor provides you with 130 square metres in which to relax after a long day. From this floor you have access to the panoramic terrace with its view over Frankfurt's skyline.
Please note that your hotel may be the above or a hotel of similar standard and will be confirmed prior to departure.
Today you will travel from Frankfurt to Freiburg via Heidelberg. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany`s oldest university town and one of the most popular destination in the country. You will take a cable car ride to visit the famous castle and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city centre. If weather conditions allow it, you will take the scenic Schwarzwald Hochstrasse to Freudenstadt. Continue your drive to Freiburg where you will overnight.
Park Hotel Post is located in the city centre and offers individually appointed rooms, some with balcony, inviting you to linger on the delightful view of the Colombi Park and the Cathedral - the Münster.
You will start your day with a sightseeing tour of lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. Next you will travel to Lake Titi, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. You will have the full “Black Forest Experience” there. Make your own Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte and savor it afterwards with a cup of coffee while gazing at a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Continue the tour towards the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions you will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to your final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on your tour of Romantic Germany.
The Hotel “Hirsch” is situated at the edge of the picturesque old town in the heart of Füssen. Here you are close to the marvellous Alpine landscape with its mountains and lakes as well as to the famous royal castles “Hohenschwangau” and “Neuschwanstein”, the residences of King Ludwig II. The hotel is built in the “Art Nouveau” style and combines elegantly modern comfort and the Bavarian ambience. The delicious Bavarian and local specialities, which the restaurant serves will also contribute to your pleasant stay.
Begin your day with a visit to the magnificent towers of Neuschwanstein castle rise in all their majestic splendour – it is simply breathtaking! Set in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, the castle overlooks the idyllic 700 year old, medieval village of Fuessen. The panoramic view from the Marienbruecke (the bridge high above the castle and gorge) is spectacular with unspoilt natural lakes and valleys stretching far into the distant horizon.
In the afternoon you will travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way you will visit the Wieskirche Church and the Ettal Benedictine Abbey. You will also pay a visit to a local cheese factory with tasting. Your final stop for today is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s winter sports capital and site of the 1936 winter Olympics. This mountainous region also features Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze (9.715 ft).
The Hotel “Rheinischer Hof” is located about 800 metres from the centre of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the legendary town which attracts every year so many guests, sportsmen and sportswomen and curious visitors from all over the world. The Rheinischer Hof Restaurant serves international dishes, such as "Viennese style" cutlet, roast beef with onions and king prawns with curry rice.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn Valley, the heart of the Alps. It is an internationally renowned winter sports centre that hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. As an alternative excursion you may also ascend to the top of Zugspitze (not included into the tour cost).
In the afternoon you will depart from Innsbruck and head to Munich. Visit Linderhof Castle, one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. Continue to Munich.
The Hotel Excelsior is situated in the heart of central Munich. In the centre of Munich, close to Karlsplatz/Stachus and only 15 walking minutes through the pedestrian zone to the world renowned Marienplatz. Following on the long tradition of Bavarian hospitality, the hotel restaurant and bar offer an outstanding selection of food and wine in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Its Vinothek is known for having one of the finest wine lists in the city and a menu that reflects the inventiveness of the chef.
Today you will take a sightseeing tour of Munich. The city is located at the foot of the Alps and is one of the Germany's major cultural centres. This sophisticated city with a baroque spirit attracts people by its fairy tale charm, superb museums and annual Oktoberfest. You will visit the city‘s main attractions including colorful Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The square was called Marienplatz as a way to ask Virgin Mary to protect the town from a cholera epidemic. The capital of Bavaria, Munich is also one of the Germany's most festive cities. The most famous festival that is the paradise for all beer lovers is the Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September.
The afternoon is free to discover Munich at your leisure.
In the evening you will enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner with your fellow travelers.
Depart in the morning for Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Germany. The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" means, in German, "Red fortress above the Tauber". This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. Sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town includes a Schneeballen (snow ball) tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. After the tour concludes continue your drive towards Frankfurt.
Tour ends at Frankfurt airport around 6pm.
Hotel NH Frankfurt-Airport (4*) is located close to the Rhine-Main Airport in the business park Kelsterbach. Here you will feel like at home, at the hub of the largest airports in the world. The 158 rooms excel with their stylish atmosphere and upscale equipment. Every room comes with TV, pay TV, WLAN, internet connection, mini bar and direct dial telephone. Rooms adapted to the needs of the disabled guests and non-smoking rooms are also available. The bar and the attached restaurant Nhube serve mainly light Mediterranean and German cuisine. An array of exclusive drinks completes the services on offer.
Benefit from your hotel's complimentary airport shuttle to reach the airport in time for your flight's departure.
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